Monday, June 22, 2015

Futuristic Fairy Princess: An Experimental, Otherwordly Look with Blue, Green & Purple


There are a few products in my collection that I adore but rarely find an occasion to use, so today I thought I'd try to use them all at once! Because I was just using colors and textures that I like, I'm not quite sure what to call this creation. If I had to name it, I'd go for: Futuristic Fairy Princess. I'd also wanted to continue to play wit the graphic cut crease trend that's been all over runways for a while now. I tried a similarly graphic look this time last year, that was a little more sleek-feeling, whereas this feel a bit more whimsical and fairy princess to me. Interesting how a tiara-like headband can make anything feel like a princess look, isn't it?

Products Used:

  • Revlon Colorstay Foundation in 110 Ivory
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly
  • bareMinerals Foundation in Fair C10
  • MAC Casual Colour in For Your Amusement
  • NYX Powder Blush in Taupe
  • Makeup Forever Powder Blush in Lavender No. 9
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in Taupe/Ash
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Lush Fresh Handmade Colour in Motivation
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Liner Pencil in Milk
  • Inglot Duraline
  • Makeup Geek Eye Shadow in Cupcake & Shore Thing
  • Sugarpill Lumi Pigment
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Sabbath
  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
  • Ardell Knot-Free Individual Lashes with Duo Eyelash Adhesive in Dark
  • Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Shame

Sidenote: my headband is from the Loft!



I began this look with a really full-coverage foundation; I wanted to feel like a bit of a mannequin before adding all these wild, potentially-disjointed colors. I had this gorgeous MUFE powder in one of my favorite shades of lavender; I had always thought it was strange that it was sold as a blush (I think maybe Sephora even misnames it?) but I had wanted to try a different blush placement, higher on the cheekbones, for a while so I thought I'd carpe diem and use the lavender for the blush it's labeled as. I applied that in a very high C'shape from my cheekbones onto the temple. I then added Suparpill's captivating Lumi pigment on the very, very tops of the cheekbones onto the browbone with a fan brush.



I began the eyes was a good primer & thin layer of my-skin-toned powder to get things prepped. I began with the pop of mint just under my inner eyebrow; I felt that I'd want to blue liner to be physically in between the lavender and green powders to make them make more sense as a color gradient. Then, I began the daunting task of applying that graphic blue line. I found this color by Lush to be so beautiful, but I know it has almost no staying power as a liner so I made sure to apply it above the crease of my eye. It really just took time to play with the line and shape, to get it as crisp as I could. 


Next, I played with the white under my eyes. It began on my inner corner and in the waterline, and then I decided I wanted to transform the Milk pencil into more of a cream liner with a bit of Inglot's Duraline mixed on the back of my hand. I started dragging that alone my lower lashine until aboit 1/3 of the way in from my inner corner, when I began to move it away from my lashline and into a thin line at the outside. I used a pencil brush with bit of Makeup Geek's lovely pinky shadow, Cupcake, in between the white line and my lashline to make that separation look more purposeful. I finished up by tightlining my upper waterline with Urban Decay's pencil, mascara and about 6 individual lashes on each eye.





Shame is probably my favorite lipstick that I own. It's such a rich, deep color that can be applied very lightly as a stain for a berry effect, or built up to more of a crimson, somehow getting more red the more you apply. I wanted the sharp lines to stay around my eyes, so I just used my fingers to smudge the lipstick around and shape my lips.


Thanks for reading, and hoped you enjoyed my wildly colorful adventure!

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